I'm a critical care float pool nurse. I've just completed my cross training orientation, and will be staffing once or twice a week in the Extended Care Nursery. I wandered over here and have been mostly lurking in order to pick your brains for info
I'm tasking adequately and still have a lot to learn ... one area I realized I need help with are recognizing those things that are second nature in my other patient populations... those subtle signs of impending change. In addition to the obvious 'big things' that my peers have been talking to me about, I'm looking for those 'little things' that newbies miss, but are so important to notice.
In your experience, what are some of those little things that trigger your need to assess further?